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I try very hard to vote "principle over pragmatism and partisanship". Some of you may find these recommendations hard to digest, and I would suggest that you go back and read the Constitution to discover the principles of freedom that this country was founded upon.

Barack Obama - NO - Enemy of our Constitution - Violates the 2nd Amendment, supports FISA act, Patriot Act and the subversive advancement of Socialism upon the United States.
John McCain - NO - Enemy of our Constitution - Supports the elimination of political free speech, warrantless wiretapping, suspension of habeas corpus, FISA act, Patriot act, and the general unconstitutional expansion of federal power, especially the Executive Branch.

We must not let the Republican party continue to stray from the ideals of a limited government, personal responsibility and individual freedom. If you continue to vote for Republicans while they crush our rights and expand government power, you will have wasted your vote and done your share to bring about the demise of freedom in this country.

There are other choices - Bob Barr (Libertarian). You can also write in Ron Paul or Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party). Both are registered as write-in candidates in California, which means your vote will be counted.

Prop 8 to Define Marriage - NO - By asking the government to define marriage, Prop 8 supporters are adding to the never-ending deluge of state intrusion into our personal lives. That is the exact opposite of the "small government" that conservatives claim as a principle. We should not give the government the power to define marriage.

Government should also not have the power to force our children to learn about homosexual lifestyles at a young age in school, but that is a completely separate problem that needs to be fought on its own - do not confuse the issues.

Props 1A, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12 - NO - These are all proposals to borrow more money. If you haven't noticed, the State of California is in such dire financial straights that it is having problems borrowing money to make its payroll. Borrowing and adding more debt at this point in time is ludicrous.

Prop 4 - Parental Notification for Abortion - YES - I believe that every abortion results in the death of an innocent child, and Prop 4 is a constitutional way to help prevent some abortions.

Feel free to leave your inflamed comments below.


For those of you who say "but what about the Supreme Court?" - There is ALWAYS the possibility of Supreme Court seats opening up - every election year this is thrown out as a reason to vote the Republican party line. So where do you draw the line against your preferred party? How many atrocities will you allow them to commit before you finally say ENOUGH and vote 3rd party?

By Anonymous Travis, at 9:36 PM 

Right On!!! No more atrocities. I've had enough. I vote third party. signed, john k.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:07 PM 

If your congressman is under the YES list, then you need to VOTE NO for them on Tuesday... PERIOD.

By Anonymous BraceForImpactNow, at 9:48 PM 

Found a good quote today:

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
-John Quincy Adams

By Anonymous Travis, at 3:41 PM 

Hi, I was on your site looking at the Big Bear off roading, my Suzuki and I will be hitting that up with my buddy's Jeep this weekend.

As for the voting, its in the past. I really agree with your principles. However, I don't think 4 will stop any abortions from happening, nor do I think that should be our approach to teen sex or teen abortions... it has nothing to do with the core problems that result in a pregnancy/abortion.

As for the propositions, I voted yes on 1A because of the provisions which only let the proposition go forward with full federal and private sector funding. Meaning we'll either have high speed rail or we won't, and if we don't get it, we won't pay much for the failed plan. If we do get it I think it can really move California forward. We need to cut spending but not at the cost of halting progress. You don't mention Prop 11, I'm for it because, hey, if it doesn't work we'll try something else, but the problem can't just be left alone. As for Prop 12, you mention fiscal reasons when it has a historic and projected $0 cost to the tax payer, the loans and interest are repaid by the vets. I voted no on 12 not because I hate vets, but because I am against a State giving preferential treatment to any citizen, for any reason. What say you?

By Blogger Vertigo, at 8:51 AM 

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